• Animal movements and habitats were a focus
    of my earliest work, and remains so today.
    The ways wildlife and livestock use landscapes
    that are changing is of interest.
    Agent-based modeling lets me simulate
    animals in changing landscapes.
  • Ecological modeling allows me to forecast
    effects of drivers of change on landscapes.
    I use simulation with my own or others' modeling
    tools in my research.
    Scenario analyses lets me address the "what if" questions
    of interest to scientists, managers, and policy makers.
  • My pastoral ecology and simulation work
    contributes to a group at CSU who are leaders in the topic.
    Effects of fragmentation on pastoral areas, and the ways
    it affects livestock, people, and wildlife are a focus.
    Decisions people make and their effects on household
    well-being are topics I address with agent-based methods.
  • Teaching and mentoring is an activity I enjoy
    and that I work to improve through research and practice.
    I teach ecosystem science to undergraduate and graduate
    students at Colorado State University and elsewhere.
    I also teach technological methods, including geographic
    information systems, spatial analyses, and modeling.